| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will talk to three local public-affairs programs this weekend. The lineup:
Dyer and Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan are Greg Warmoth's guests on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Dyer...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:07 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
| Nov 19, 2014
Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, formally moved into one of the most-powerful jobs in the state Tuesday, becoming the House speaker.
First elected in 2008, Crisafulli has chaired the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee, was deeply...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:57 AM
TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.”
But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE — For the second time in four years, Central Florida is once again taking hold of the gavel in the state Legislature.
Although they took different paths to get there, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:38 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent.
But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Our governor's race has already made national news for being one of the nation's nastiest and costliest.
Last week, we added stupidest ... in true Florida style.
A two-man debate proceeded with just one man on stage for about five minutes while the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and John Morgan vows another statewide referendum effort in 2016....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
University of Central Florida President John Hitt made it official Tuesday, announcing to community and business leaders that UCF will push to build a campus in downtown Orlando that could ultimately cost as much as $200 million.
UCF has been studying...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:53 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."
Republicans backing incumbent Gov. Rick Scott are blasting him for "lifting a dangerous page from President Obama's playbook."...